No Way But North


Welcome to No Way But North! Where we talk about the miracles of recovery and the tools used to achieve them. This show is a journey through the amazing stories of recovery from addiction and a peek into what makes those stories possible. Every guest is either a person seeking recovery or a professional in the field of addiction treatment. Join us as we seek to share life changing information and recovery with our guests and with you!

Latest Episode

Episode 26 - Sarah's Story

Sarah C., alumna of Northpoint Idaho, shares her recovery journey.

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Episode 25

Tom's Story - Freeing Yourself From Shame and Guilt

In this episode, we are joined by Tom, Northpoint Recovery's utilization review specialist, to discuss how to free yourself from shame and guilt. "Unlike guilt, which is the feeling of doing something wrong shame is the feeling of being something wro...


Episode 24

Bret's Story - Overcoming Addiction

In this episode, we are joined by Bret, Northpoint Recovery's billing specialist and alumna, to discuss optimism and hope during recovery. In her powerful quote: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and c...


Episode 23

Robert's Story - The Willingness to Change

We are joined today by the president, COO, and founder of Northpoint Recovery. Please listen to his powerful story that led him to him to a life of saving others. In this episode, we understand that the willingness to change makes all the difference ...


Episode 22

Janice's Story The Power of Mentorship

In this episode of No Way But North, we are joined by Janice Fulkerson, Northpoint Recovery's Director of Community Relations, to discuss the influence of mentorship in children and young adolescence lives. In her powerful quote: "Every child is one ...


Episode 21

Steve's Story

Steve Laats, the Vice President of Operations for NorthPoint Recovery, joins us today. Steve shares with us how he found recovery at 18 years old and went to any lengths to maintain it....


Episode 20

The Culture of Medication

We are joined by Todd, a Board certified Physician\'s Assistant, who has worked in the mental health industry for over 10 years. Todd is eager to discuss the role of psychiatry in addiction and mental health treatment. We take a look at American cult...


Episode 19

Crystal - Retaining Recovery

Crystal joins us to share her journey to recovery. She shares with us the events leading up to her seeking treatment followed by her experience. Facing relapse Crystal had two choices. Join us to find out how she once again found meaningful recovery....


Episode 18

Erika Scarberry

Erika Scarberry, a counselor at Ashwood recovery covers a topic that is personally close to her life. ADHD diagnosis is largely considered overly diagnosed. What are the effects of those who are either misdiagnosed and prescribed mind altering substa...


Episode 17

Evan Beales

Evan Beales, the Northpoint Recovery admissions supervisor, is joining No Way but North for the second time to share with us his story of Recovery. Evan has 6 years of recovery, is a Boise transplant from Seattle and someone who is always pushing him...


Episode 16

Cooper and Jon

Welcome to No Way but North! After 15 episodes following incredible stories of addiction and delving into clinical topics with the hopes of furthering someone's recovery we have made the jump to video. In this first episode of our new video podcast J...


Episode 15

Erica Lopez Northpoint VP of Idaho Market

Erica Lopez, the Vice President of the Idaho Market for Northpoint Recovery joins Cooper and Jon to talk about what it takes to be a substance abuse counselor. The conversation stresses the importance of self-care as well as self-evaluation and bruta...


Episode 14

Terril's Story

We are joined today by Terrill Smith. Terrill is a Northpoint and Ashwood alumni, business owner, father and husband. Terrill takes us through a truly inspiring journey of recovery covering everything from Trauma, to prison and even a suicide attempt...


Episode 13

Fernando Working with the Youth

Fernando Mesa is a CADC in the treasure Valley, an ex-gang member and a recovering addict. We delve into Fernando's history with drug abuse, lack of role models, poverty and gang life as well as his passion of working with at risk youth trying to ens...


Episode 12

Sally J Discomfort

Today we are joined by Sally Johnson for the second time. In episode 4 Sally shared with us her decent into addiction and insanity. Today we get to here Sally's rise into recovery. Join us as we discuss what tools she used and still uses, who helped ...


Episode 11

Evan Beales - Admissions

Evan Beales is an Admissions Supervisor for Northpoint Recovery. Today he shares with us a brief overview of his own journey to recovery and how it aids him in assisting others seek treatment. We talk about the process of admitting to treatment, what...


Episode 10

Kate's Story

Today, Kate joins the show to share with us her harrowing journey to recovery. Kate shares with us how she survived an abusive marriage, sought treatment and has found her way to more than two years of recovery. Kate tells us how she endured, how she...


Episode 9

Neil Scott - Host at RECOVERY Coast to Coast

The 2018 NAATP conference was chalk full of invaluable and surprising opportunities. Not the least of which was an impromptu interview with broadcasting legend, ESPN radio veteran, and Recovery Coast to Coast host Neil Scott. Northpoint President Rob...


Episode 8

Harmony Foundation at NAATP Denver

Today I am joined by Jim Geckler from Harmony Recovery. Jim Shares with us his vast breadth of impressive treatment experience, what makes Harmony the impressive place that it is and his perspective on the industry of addiction treatment as a whole a...


Episode 7

Aspenridge at NAATP Denver

Today Cortland Mathers-Suter from Aspenridge Recovery joins me at the 2018 National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers conference. Cortland shares with me how he has separated Aspenridge from other Treatment centers and how he plans to cont...


Episode 6

The Foundry at NAATP Denver

Today Candi Ader and Wesley Hooks from the Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Colorado join me at the 2018 National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers Conference. Candi and Wes share with me their own experience, what makes the foundry s...


Episode 5

Jonathan's Boundaries

Today Jon Meldrum, An Ashwood Recovery Counselor, Talks with us about enmeshment, co-dependency and healthy boundaries. Jon shares with us his personal experience with an addict in his family as well has his professional training on dealing with co-d...


Episode 4

Sally's Spiral

Today Sally Johnson, an Ashwood Recovery Alumni, shares with us her spiral into addiction. Sally talks with us about her childhood through to the point of finding recovery after many signs and interventions. Join us in a later episode to hear Sally's...


Episode 3

Nycole's M.A.T.

Today Nycole Thomas, director of patient outreach for Northpoint Recovery joins us. Nycole talks to us about medically assisted therapy through the use of Naltrexone and extended release Naltrexone. We cover the advantages, disadvantages, effects, si...


Episode 2

Timmy's Willingness

Today Timmy one of the first graduates of Northpoint recovery sits with us as he shares is riveting story of addiction. Timmy takes us through the insanity of his disease that started as young man in Jr. High School. We hear about Timmy's final botto...


Episode 1

Welcome to No Way But North

Today Mike Biggin's and myself (Cooper Lyons) introduce ourselves as your guests! We share with you our stories of addiction and recovery giving you a glimpse into our experience and why we are here. We hope to continue this journey with you discover...